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This Cognitive Bias kills our ability to thrive in complexity

Does this sound familiar?

I was a Program Manager for over a decade, during which time I must have facilitated dozens of “project post-mortems”, a term that always bothered me, since in none of those projects had anyone died. One of the key “Lessons Learned” from nearly every post-mortem I facilitated was some variation on

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From Predicting and Controlling to Embracing Complexity

Agile Organizations shift from a focus on predicting and controlling work to embracing complexity, using experiments and feedback loops to learn and grow.

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Principle 1: From Shareholder Value to Customer Delight and Shared Purpose

From Shareholder Value to Customer Delight and Shared Purpose

Agile Organizations shift from a focus on short-term profits towards a focus on customer delight and achieving a shared purpose.

This issue is the first in a series where we will explore each of the Principles of Agile Organizations in more

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What Do We Mean By Welcoming Complexity?

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In this inaugural issue, we explain the newsletter’s title and provide a few thoughts on relevant Agile For All blog

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SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Aug. 2, 2011) A pair of tug boats pull the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) away from the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) after a port visit to Subic Bay, Philippines. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ricardo Danan/Released)

Turn The Ship Around – A View Into Agile Leadership

Note: This post is adapted from some posts that I originally created on Adobe’s blog while I was an employee there.

I recently finished reading former U.S. Navy Submarine Commander David Marquet’s book “Turn the Ship Around”. It is a powerful story of learning what leadership means and the struggles Marquet had putting it into place

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Scrum as an agent of culture change

Peter Drucker invented most modern management practices. He was an in-demand coach to hundreds of top leaders in the world’s largest organizations. When he suggested that “culture eats strategy for breakfast” to Dick Clark, he wasn’t actually promoting an either/or mindset. He was pointing out that the amount of time most executives spent working on strategy paled in comparison to

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Scrum as an agent of culture change part 2

In part one of this series, we defined culture. We also described why it is both critical and hard to work on. Finally, we left you with a teaser that there is a pretty good pattern we’ve seen for how to kind of hack your culture for the

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Reinventing Organizations Video now with Korean subtitles

Thanks to Hahn Ryu of D.CAMP, our video describing Frederic Laloux’s book Reinventing Organizations and its application for lean and agile adoption is now available with Korean subtitles.

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